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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Arkansas River at Great Bend are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Hutchinson
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.70 ft on 06/15/1981
(2) 14.62 ft on 04/03/1973
(3) 14.46 ft on 05/29/2019
(4) 13.94 ft on 09/29/1973
(5) 13.31 ft on 07/22/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.46 ft on 05/29/2019
(2) 9.84 ft on 10/12/2018
(3) 10.11 ft on 05/02/2017
(4) 11.18 ft on 07/04/2016
(5) 8.97 ft on 06/15/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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27.81 The levees on both banks at the Highway 281 Bridge, at the gage site, will begin to overtop.
24 The sidewalk openings in the levee at the Highway 281 Bridge will start to flood.
14.11 Water begins to threaten the City's Sewage Treatment Plant which is southeast of the city. Flooding will definitely affect agricultural communities.
12 Minor flooding of low-lying areas and bottom land can be expected. Minor flooding begins to affect agricultural communities 3 miles upstream.
(1) Upstream, stage 1.29 ft
(2) Downstream, stage 1.29 ft
(3) Looking south at DCP gage house
(4) Looking north across Hwy 281 bridge
(5) Looking south across Hwy 821 bridge
(6) Looking northeast at levee

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